The Daybreak, known in Japan as the Genesis (ジェネシス Jeneshisu), is a powerful and destructive weapon introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The Daybreak is found exclusively in Together Mode. Once the player assembles this device, the user can take aim and fire a massive blast that deals heavy damage towards any opponents, guaranteeing a sure knockout.
Kid Icarus: Uprising
In Free-for-All, a single Fighter needs to collect the three separate parts (A, B, and C) to complete this device. These parts gradually fall down from the sky, with a notice advising the Fighters a part arrived every time it does so. In Light vs. Dark, the team collaboratively collects the three parts. Once a Fighter collects the final part for his team, he is gifted with the Daybreak. If the Fighters keep surviving without a single death, the Daybreak can be assembled quickly since no parts will be lost to the other team. However, a Fighter will drop any pieces they are carrying if they are defeated, allowing someone else to pick them up.
The massive weapon is made of three parts that can fire a devastating shot when brought together. In Light vs Dark, parts are shared by a team: whoever picks up the third part gets the Daybreak!
Super Smash Bros. series
The Daybreak appears as a three-part combining item similar to the Dragoon in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is an extremely powerful weapon that ignores shields with potential One-Hit KO power, and a range that seems to stretch completely across a stage. The user can walk around with it after assembling all parts and fire at will, but getting hit too hard or being KO'd will cause the pieces or the full machine to drop.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Daybreak appears as one of the spirits.
A weapon of great and terrible power. The name Daybreak might sound pretty cheerful, but in truth this weapon is destructive enough to doom the world. Unable to be used until all three parts are assembled, it's best to keep this out of your opponent's hands...
- The concept of this item could be inspired by the Dragoon and Hydra machines from Kirby Air Ride, which also required the player to collect three parts to complete the machine. Masahiro Sakurai, the lead designer of Kid Icarus: Uprising, was also the lead designer of Kirby Air Ride.
- The Dragoon also appears in the Super Smash Bros. series starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When a character collected all three parts, they could launch an attack that can knock out targeted players in one shot.